Lime Kiln Valley, Central Coast

NoneSuch Wines

Enz Vineyard Mourvèdre 2018

Smooth in the mouth, but spice and herbs and gamey-ness add complexity. Minerals and soil join the plums on a ride! — 25 days ago

Alban Vineyards

Alban Estate Vineyard Grenache 2016

I LOVE Alban wines. This is my first experience with their single vine Grenache. Wow was i impressed. Deep purple hew. Rich and luscious. Popping red fruit with a massive nose. I did open this earlier than i would normally, so the acidity level was high. Mouthfeel was full and left a 40 second finish. A few years in bottle this could easily get to 98-99 pts. — 6 days ago

Eric, Shay and 13 others liked this

Beckmen Vineyards

Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2018

This was a big wine. Deep, dark, cooked black and blue fruit, smoke, ash, very subtle meatiness, and no shortage of oak. Long, spicy, explosive finish. Substantial, chewy tannins that would benefit from more time in the bottle... would have been a bit much without the steaks. Nice bottle though. — 16 days ago

Bob, Neil and 6 others liked this

Domaine Valéry Renaudat

Les Lignis Reuilly Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Dan R
9.0

Here's a pretty Loire SB, very mineral driven, chalky, PF / Sancerre like, with a smoky edge and nice verve on the finish. Nice fruit / acid balance here, with just enough ripeness in the latter, with a lime / passionfruit / tart green apple character. Just excellent and another ringer from the great value regions of the upper Loire - though not for long. — 22 days ago

Romain, Severn and 5 others liked this

Hobo Wine Company

Folk Machine Suisun Valley Charbono 2018

I really liked this. And I am a fan of the obscure charbono grape. Starts out tough and rough but interesting. With a lot of air (I tasted over a few days)... the tough dissipates but all the interesting bits linger. If you imagine what that label taste like... you got it. — 10 days ago

Eric, Ron and 8 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

N:Unripe apricots, lemon zest, Chamomile, pears, sea shells, meringue,
P:Boston cream donuts, Honeydew.. very ripe, Nice acidity on the finish.
A marvel. R.I.P. Jim Clendenen.
There’s a Granny Smith like cling to the finish.
— 8 days ago

Sarah B
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Jean-Max Roger

Cuvée Marnes et Caillottes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The wine of choice tonight I have opened is the 2019 Jean-Max Roger Cuvée Marnes et Caillottes Sancerre. From the Loire Valley Bué, France.

On the nose there is lime, grapefruit, melon, hawthorn, flint and minerality.

On the palate is lime, gooseberry, grapefruit, lemon, smokey flint and minerality.

This wine is light to medium bodied with a fresh clean mouthfeel, medium + to high acidity with a long citrus mineral finish. I hooe everyone has had a wonderful weekend? With the week ahead lets all stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 7 days ago

Severn, Diane and 22 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah 2017

This tasty red reminds me of our family trip to the area and the amazing wines we shared! In particular, this Syrah is very fruit forward with tart blackberry and a bit of pepper. Doesn’t blow me away, but still quite delicious #hopvwineclub #houseofpurevin #detroit — 4 days ago

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Matetic Vineyards

EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2019

On a hot almost-summer night this wine hits the spot! ☀️

It’s a Sauvignon Blanc from the Valle de Casablanca D.O. in Chile 🇨🇱 where the vines from which it hails receive cooling influences from the Pacific Ocean breezes, lending balance and preserving acidity. 🌊

It’s no wonder this wine is labeled EQ as in Equilibrio (the Spanish word for balance), because it offers a wonderful balance of ripe tropical fruit aromas and flavors with vibrant acidity and notable minerality. 🍍 🥭

The aromas and flavors are fresh, albeit ripe, generally tropical with passion fruit, guava, mango, underripe pineapple, also green apple, gooseberry, freshly cut grass, and wet slate.

It’s a perfect patio pairing and fun to explore the beauty of new world Sauvignon Blanc from this region.

It’s also a great value at $12.99. 👏👏👏👏👏

Matetic Vineyards, E.Q., Coastal Sauvignon Blanc, D.O. Valle de Casablanca, Viñedo Valle Hermoso, Chile. Vintage 2019. ABV 13.5%.

Cheers !!
— 5 days ago

Deked1
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Deked1, Laura and 19 others liked this
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Ron R Agreed this is a delish wine and amazing value. 8.9 is a very good score in my book! Cheers !!!
Ron R

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@Vanessa, your scoring is as tight as a duck’s ass, and that’s watertight!
Vanessa

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@Ron R 😂 Wow, never thought of it that way 🦆

La Pelle Wines

Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
9.5

Piercing, riveting, focused. What a brilliant inaugural vintage. Nectarine overload. Bright acidity with some delicate spices. Burgundy in Cali. Loved it. — 13 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 51 others liked this
Scott Rose

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Pretty high score for a Santa Maria Valley Chard and I'm a fanboy for the area for Burgundian, Italian and Rhône varietals more than most. Will def be keeping an eye out for this one on wine lists on the next visit up.
Ron R

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@Scott Rose, try Acme in Cali. They have it.
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I purchased direct from La Pelle. They may still have some…